Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed sexual harassment in nearly every workplace. Unfortunately, harassment is still an ongoing problem for all types of workers, not just women. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, it is important to seek help from qualified legal counsel.
At The Law Offices of Scott A. Miller, APC, our attorneys are dedicated to protecting victims who wish to pursue workplace sexual harassment claims. To learn more, call us at 800-417-2008.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
Sometimes, it can be difficult to know where to draw the line when it comes to determining whether workplace behavior constitutes sexual harassment. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other forms of physical or verbal conduct that is sexual in nature are considered sexual harassment if it interferes with a worker's performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work environment.
Sexual harassment may be directed at people of all genders. The victim does not have to be the target of the harassment, so long as he or she is negatively affected by the conduct. Harassment can come from supervisors, fellow co-workers and even nonemployees. It is not necessary to prove financial harm in order to bring a harassment claim.
Report Instances Of Sexual Harassment
Although it may be difficult, it is important to let the harasser know that you do not appreciate his or her behavior and that the conduct needs to stop. If your workplace has a policy in place for handling allegations of sexual harassment, you should follow the required steps to report the harassment.
It is illegal to fire someone or take adverse action against them for merely reporting instances of sexual harassment. If you are wrongfully terminated or demoted because you spoke up, it may be possible to recover financial damages from your employer.
Contact Our Lawyers If You Work In A Hostile Environment
Nobody should have to endure sexual harassment in the workplace. For help exploring your legal options, call 800-417-2008. You may also contact us online.
We represent clients in Bakersfield, El Centro, Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Redding, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Van Nuys and throughout California.